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Wadsworth Graduate Bursary

Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat was born and raised in Vancouver and was a descendant of founders of both our city and our province. A graduate in 1955 of the 5 year combined nursing program at UBC and the VGH School of Nursing, nursing in BC has so benefited from her passion for nursing. Registered Nurses Foundation, Nursing at VGH and BC Health are just a few organizations who were lucky enough to have her on their team! As a woman pioneer in nursing and health care administration in BC, she was the recipient of innumerable honorary distinctions in recognition of her contributions.

Bursary Information

Level: Graduate
Area of study: Health Care Management or Administration

Special requirements

To be awarded to an RN currently enrolled in a program of graduate studies leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree with an emphasis on Nursing or Health Care Leadership/ Administration

Past Recipients


  • Mona Garha (Aspen University)
  • Winnie Cheng (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)


  • Keith Lam (Athabasca University)
  • Silvia Sirvonova (University of Victoria)


  • Anita Van Hove (University of British Columbia Okanagan)
  • Charlotte Klemencic (University of Calgary)


  • Jessica Grant (University of British Columbia)
  • Sharon Tam (Athabasca University)


  • Gurpreet Grewal (University of Victoria)
  • Kriska Navallasca (University of British Columbia)


  • Andrea Greene (University of British Columbia)
  • Elizabeth McGrath (Royal Roads University)

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